One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils #vegetarian #healthy

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils #vegetarian #healthy

Smooth Spinach Lentils? Just celery, carrots, and onions – thyme, cream and spinach – a healthy potato-thickened stock base – and plain dark colored lentils cooked to flawlessness.

They're modest, they're versatile to any formula, they're anything but difficult to make and store, and they are viewed as a force nourishment that is by one way or another the dietary wellspring of youth. Not whining, yo. To emphasize the primary concern (despite the fact that we definitely knew it): lentils are unadulterated gold.

This velvety spinach lentil formula is practically just unreasonably ideal for these last barely any cold long periods of spring. Thick and fulfilling with truly smooth, warm, gritty flavors, in addition to sprinkled with a touch of olive oil and a sprinkle of red wine vinegar in light of the fact that Jamie Oliver says you'll like the (twang! haha. twang.) – > almost certain these provincial velvety spinach lentils are going to endure embrace your lentil-adoring soul.

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One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils #vegetarian #healthy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons butter, oil, or (wait for it) bacon grease
  • half a yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups uncooked lentils, rinsed
  • 2 medium Yukon potatoes, chopped (about 1 cup total)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (plan to add a few more cups as needed while cooking)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a few sprigs fresh parsley
  • a few springs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3–4 cups packed fresh baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste (be generous with the salt!)
  • olive oil and red wine vinegar for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the bacon grease (that’s what I used) over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery. Saute for 10 minutes until the vegetables are nice and roasty and fragrant. Add the wine slowly – it should give a little sizzle and get all the browned bits off the bottom.
  2. Add the lentils, potatoes, and broth. Tie the bay leaf, parsley, and thyme together and toss in the pot (the reason for tying is so you can easily remove them at the end – I actually wrapped mine up in a stalk of celery so it would be contained a bit better). Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding more broth as necessary so the lentils are just barely covered in liquid. When the lentils and potatoes are soft, gently mash the potatoes against the side of the pot with the back of the wooden spoon to make the mixture creamy.
  3. Remove the tied herbs; add the half and half and spinach. Stir to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper (season, taste, adjust, repeat). Serve each serving with a drizzle of good olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar, per Jamie Oliver’s (and my) recommendation.

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